Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Got Racism?

Yeah effing right!

My ass.

Lawdhavmercy! Ian's on a militant tear this morning.Tired of the "isms" today already...Sexism, Racism, Homophobia, Obamaphobia...and it's only 6:30 in the AM.
Oh Christ. What a way to begin your morning, eh? Got up and checked my email and Facebook, saw that one of my "friends" had did one of those annoying little "quizzy" things... Five Historical Things In History I'd stop If You Could. Well you know the fucker had the nerve to put the election of Barack Obama. Put me on blast! Fired off a reply, which I'm sure will end our friendship:

"If I hear one more white person complain about Barack Obama, I think I'm going to be sick. Will y'all get over it already.?!?! He's really not doing that bad of a job! Or is it that White people still see Black people as inferior in this country????? And Dave you put here that you'd stop the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, who by the way, Barack Obama has modeled his presidency upon, or didn't you pay attention during the Inauguration? So far he's {Barack} done the same things Lincoln did, and making better progress. I'm not expecting you to explain yourself or understand why black people think every negative remark against Obama is racist, because you people won't, nor do we have the time or desire to educate ones out of their self-deceived bigotry. I expected better statements than this from you. Really, I did. I'm really disappointed in you man...."

Ian's Inquiry: OK, Said friend might not be a racist, but I get that perception some folks are holding on to 44's election as this great evil, and to me it conveys nothing but racism. So, is every white person who has anything substantial negative about the President being prejudiced or racist?


Sozo's said...

I'm white, I love Obama. I have friends though that make me wonder the same thing. Some of them are Republicans, so I think it comes with the territory, but my lawd...get the hell over it already!

Anonymous said...

The thing that confuses me is the intense resistance to him and the man has barely been in office 5 months. It took Bush years to build up this kind of backlash. I will give people probably too much "benefit of the doubt" and I am always very reluctant to drop the racism bomb, but it does make you kind of wonder.

Ian a.k.a. Darktomahawk said...

Thats where I'm standing Ray, the intense resistance. It just seems like nothing this President can do is right. In my argument on Facebook today I pointed out to my friend that you've already made up your mind on Obama before his Presidency began...

My friend was like, well we need to see if the TARP is doing any good or not, it's too soon to tell whether the changes are anything Obama has done or not. OK, then stop judging him before we have true answers...

Sadly, our country is still divided and where Obama should have been the beginning for healing, it seems like he is the division for many.


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